Sunday, October 10, 2010
Maybe I'm not cut out for steel cut oats
Why did you keep burning them day after day you wonder? Because after I did it the first time I thought there was no way I could do that again. And then after I did it a second time I thought now there's really no way I could possibly burn it two days in a row. Then after I burned it the second time I thought surely there is no way I could possibly burn it three days in a row. The third day was actually the worst.
Why do you burn your oatmeal day after day you wonder? Because oatmeal takes ten minutes to cook on the stove and I can't stand to be in the kitchen that long. Besides, my kids have me running all over the house getting them clothes, socks, shoes, coats, backpacks, wiping their bottoms, and putting toothpaste on their toothbrushes. So you see there's not time to watch oatmeal cook. I always walk away. And because I have absolutely no memory these days (seriously it's as bad as my sisters was when she was in the hospital, now that's saying something). Anyway, being smart, well kinda smart, I set the timer on the third try so when I walked away from the oatmeal I would be reminded by the timer to take the oatmeal off the stove. The problem is I set the time on the timer but forget to push start.
You can put me away now. I'm ready to sign the papers. Do you think they have oatmeal in the hospital?
Posted by Amanda at 10:17 PM